A completely different character here compared to the '01s as this is much stricter, less forward and even a touch severe just now. There is a reserved green fruit nose and racy, detailed and pure flavors that possess an almost Chablis-like quality to them as the very firm finish is defined by its acidity. It's been a year since I have tried this and it's clear that the flavors are beginning to fill out though this will require another few years in bottle before it reveals all that it is capable. In sum, this is a superb villages. Drink: 2006-12
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.